News and Events
Hearts, Minds, and Voices: A Lecture by Professor Jason Parker
We are pleased to welcome back Jason C. Parker, a former teacher in our department, to give a lecture next week on his new book, "Hearts, Minds, Voices".
Dr. Parker, a dynamic speaker and and pioneering scholar, is the first to study US Cold War public diplomacy in relation to the global South. Cold War Superpowers strived to "win hearts and minds," particularly in the global South where states subject to the effects of decolonization experienced the Cold War through public diplomacy. His book argues that the American war for hearts and minds during the Cold War inadvertently nurtured the "Third World project." For more information on "Hearts, Minds, Voices," see https://global.oup.com/academic/product/hearts-minds-voices-9780190251840?q=Parker+Jason&lang=en&cc=us#
The lecture is Monday, October 3 at 1:30 PM in the Rhododendron Room of the Mountain Lair.
Students and Watts Museum collaborate to create new West Virginia glass exhibit
The Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum will open its new exhibit on September 20, 2016. The exhibit, “Molded in the Mountains: The Glass Industry in West Virginia,” has been created through collaborative efforts involving many students from the Department of History, including two public history classes, two interns, student workers, and especially the museum’s two full-time employees, Danielle Petrak, a current Ph.D. student in the History Department, and Eliza Newland, who received her MA in History from WVU in 2014.